So, so good! My new favorite of the fest that I've read so far!
This is a remix of the TV show White Collar as a Drarry fic. And it was masterfully don...moreSo, so good! My new favorite of the fest that I've read so far!
This is a remix of the TV show White Collar as a Drarry fic. And it was masterfully done.
All of the best elements from the tv show were here, and the Drarry was excellent! Sweet and snarky and perfect.
This story even managed to make me not hate non-linear story telling. I thought that the author came up with a very clever way to overcome any time-line confusion by changing tenses. Present-tense Harry is sitting with Hermione, Ron and Ginny wondering if Draco's gone bad again. Past-tense is where we see Harry arrest Draco the first time, then need his help, and then the development of the relationship.
Lovely, lovely story!
Favorite Quotes: "Anything you say will be presented to the Wizengamot at your trial via the use of a pensieve, so I'd advise you to shut your gob, if you're capable."
Luna smiled at him. "Look at it logically, Harry." "Like you even know what logic is," Anthony grumbled.
"As much as I enjoy the occasional kink, must we really have the cuffs on every time you visit?"
So Harry did what he always did when truly fucked: he jumped in with both feet and firmly told the consequences that he would deal with them later.
and suddenly he knew he was never going to know how to give this up. Because how could he walk away from something that felt like he was made to do?
"What are you talking about? For a Gryffindor, this is the height of romance."
"I honestly can't tell if you're concussed or if long words just usually confuse you."
because falling would mean giving the one person he shouldn't all the tools he would need to break him.
"Don't pretend to be clever. You're neither clever nor good at pretending."
Ginny grins back at him. "Hey, if it weren't for you breaking my heart, I would never have gone to cry on Luna's shoulder." She shrugs. "Who knows, I might never have learned just how perfect her boobs are."
I had such high hopes for this one. Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, and it had the potential to be amazing as a Dra...moreI had such high hopes for this one. Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, and it had the potential to be amazing as a Drarry retelling.
Unfortunately, it wasn't successful.
It was juvenile and silly--and not in a fun way.(less)
Drarry and drag queens! The idea for this was hilarious.
Harry has left the Aurors and now works as a PI. A tall blonde woman comes to his office one d...moreDrarry and drag queens! The idea for this was hilarious.
Harry has left the Aurors and now works as a PI. A tall blonde woman comes to his office one day to ask for his help. Turns out she's really Draco Malfoy, who's a Drag Queen. And who works at what is basically a Drag School that teaches while using the competition format of RuPauls' Drag Race.
The only thing I had a hard time with was how casual their relationship was. I need my Drarry to not be casual!
Favorite Quotes: he did what all guys do when they first put breasts on in Draco's experience, reach up and squeeze them.(less)
I actually loved how different this was from the movie. There were enough elements to make the inspiration clear, but the author combined the inspirat...moreI actually loved how different this was from the movie. There were enough elements to make the inspiration clear, but the author combined the inspiration from the movie The Mummy and the characters from Harry Potter and made a completely original story.
Creative and entertaining.
Favorite Quotes: "You have so much more experience in animal aeronautics than I."
"Aziza was right. Cake fixes everything."
"Well, it is very obedient, which I like in a carpet."(less)
The title of this one is completely misleading, and nearly had me not bothering to click on it, since I've never seen that movie. I'm glad I did click...moreThe title of this one is completely misleading, and nearly had me not bothering to click on it, since I've never seen that movie. I'm glad I did click, because really, it's based on the TV series Castle, which I totally love!
This was so much fun to read! A perfect melding of Harry Potter characters and magic with Castle-inspired situations and interactions.
The only thing I was disappointed by is that it's very much a HFN ending. Or even pre-HFN (is that a thing?) because all the further the drarry goes is some light flirting during the case and then the potential for Draco to keep working with Harry's Auror team.
Still very fun, one of my favorites that I've read from the fest this year so far.
Favorite Quotes: "I thought you'd left the 'blame everything on Malfoy' days behind you, Harry," Neville said, looking rather concerned.
"I'm sorry he's dead, Potter, but I didn't kill him--although I'd love a copy of this picture."
some is way too kinky for this time in the morning
"A creepy shrine," commented Ron. "Really, really creepy. Looks like this guy has a Malfoy obsession." He glanced over at Harry. "Maybe we can get some insight from someone else who's got a similar--" "Shut up, Ron," Harry snapped.
I loved so much in #1 that this didn't feel like a historical because of Lucien's attitude toward British attitudes and laws. So having this start wit...moreI loved so much in #1 that this didn't feel like a historical because of Lucien's attitude toward British attitudes and laws. So having this start with someone attempting to blackmail him over his relationship with Stephen had me disheartened and worried that this would turn into more of a traditional historical.
I should have had more faith that the author who was able to create book 1 wouldn't let this story down like that.
I still love the interaction between the characters. Still love both how scary/creepy and how spectacularly sweet and romantic this is. Creative and exciting and scary and sweet, this series continues to be delightfully fun to read.
(view spoiler)[Lucien's declaration of love in the middle of London, hidden only by Stephen's magic, surrounded by magpies, is one of the loveliest and most romantic scenes I've read in a long time. Exquisite!
Possibly surpassed only by Stephen's bravery in choosing to save Leo's life, even though it meant revealing both their relationship and Lucien's abilities as a source of power. Beautifully done. (hide spoiler)]
I can't wait for more!
Favorite Quotes: Stephen's elusiveness was a novelty for Crane, who had always found getting rid of lovers more of a challenge than picking them up.
"I haven't threatened you, you worthless coward, nor will I. I'll just go straight to the part where I break your arms."
since most of those present regarded bribery as something between a handy tool and a form of tax
"Ah," said Merrick, satisfied. "That kind of civilized."
"Cor, dear." Merrick shook his head. "You have got it bad, ain't you?" "Shut up." "I'm just saying. Round his little finger." "Shut up." "Pining, that's what you are..." "Shut up you repulsive inebriate or I will dismiss you without a character."
"It't the total lack of interest in the fair sex that gives it away, over the long run," Dr. Gold added helpfully.
"That was only death. This was Esther."
"Typical. Of course you can't just be unnatural like everyone else."
"Why didn't I say what?" demanded Merrick. "Hey, them two Chinese shamans, they was shamans from China?"
"Whereas you remain the strongest and best man I know."
(view spoiler)["My life changed four months ago, and I utterly failed to understand that until just recently, and therefore ... I may have ommitted to tell you that I love you." He took a breath. "That's all."
"Well, yes. I already know what your cock thinks. I'd like to hear from your head as well. Or your heart."
"How long do you want?" "The rest of your life." Crane watched Stephen's eyes widen. "For now, how about a fortnight?" "Done," Stephen said. "And ... done." "God, sweet boy. I love you. I think I need to say that quite a lot." (hide spoiler)]
Very fun Drarry version of Pirates of the Caribbean. The first half followed the movie closely enough to be boring, but once the significance of the p...moreVery fun Drarry version of Pirates of the Caribbean. The first half followed the movie closely enough to be boring, but once the significance of the pirate medallion is revealed the story became fascinating and clever and fun.
Favorite Quotes: While the rest of the town ran screaming through the streets. Why hadn't they just stayed inside their homes and locked the doors?(less)
So, I may have discovered the fake/pretend relationships tag on AO3...
This wasn't one of my favorites of the stories I discovered, but was still enter...moreSo, I may have discovered the fake/pretend relationships tag on AO3...
This wasn't one of my favorites of the stories I discovered, but was still entertaining.
It's a modern-day non-magical setting where Arthur and Merlin work for an ad agency. There's a non-profit agency looking for someone to design a campaign for them, and Arthur decides that if he and Merlin pretend that they're in a relationship when they give their presentation it will give them an edge over the other agencies.
Very ooc, but still entertaining enough that I don't feel like it was a complete waste of time reading it.
Favorite Quote: Arthur was right to think him a bi-polar, exhibitionist pervert.(less)